Monday, July 13, 2009

Week 2 Recap for Game On Diet

I survived another week of The Game On Diet. I hesitate to use the word "survive" because it really hasn't been all that hard for me. I even went away on a mini-vacation to State College, PA for the Central PA Arts Festival and still managed to get a perfect score of 850 and lose 2.0 pounds. It wasn't too difficult to incorporate the diet into my 2 day vacation because it is somewhat flexible. I was able to take my day off for one of my vacation days and eat anything (and everything) I wanted; and the other day I just made good choices and ate wisely.

For some reason, I associate State College and Penn State with food (and drink)! It's a miracle that I didn't leave college weighing 200 pounds! I pretty much decided that this was a family vacation and I was going to enjoy it. I ended up eating a ton of food and most of it wasn't very healthy! I had homemade macaroni and cheese at the Diner, not one, but two, Creamery ice cream cones, a big bowl of Lobster Bisque from the Nittany Lion Inn, and one light beer -- and that was all on Thursday. I know you're thinking that it's no wonder I need to diet!!!

On Friday morning, we went to The Waffle Shop, another Penn State tradition for us; but I was super good. I ordered the healthy omelet that was made with egg whites, spinach, tomatoes and mushrooms. I had a small side of fruit for my carbs and only ate on little piece of dry wheat toast. Just to be on the safe side, I counted my 100 extra calories with this meal. I ate a very small salad with rotisserie chicken for lunch and had a snack of cheese sticks, almonds and an apple on the way home. I was pretty darn proud of myself!

My husband is extremely supportive of my diet; however, I have to show you what he ordered at the Waffle Shop. It's chocolate chip pancakes with loads of whipped cream in case you were wondering; and it's chock full of chocolate chips -- I'd say about a half of a bag!

He wants you to know that he usually eats very healthy and that he is not at all overweight!!

And now on to the score keeping because this diet really is a competition. Drum roll please......

Ding Dongs: 838.8 points for a total of 1633.40
Twinkies: 734.8 points for a total of 1510.40
Ho Hos: 645.0 points for a total of 1327.0

I am so proud of my Ding Dong teammates because that's the second week in a row that we had the most points (we had to recalculate last week's points because one of the Ding Dongs didn't give herself enough credit.) It also means that all five of us lost at least 1% of our weight this week and made our weight goals. Woot Woot! We really are "kicking our friends' butts while shrinking our own" (that's from the cover of the book, not just me being mean.)

I know the Twinkies and Ho Hos are going to be coming after us this week so it's important that we don't let down our guard. Until next week....Game On!

14 comments:

softdrink said...

Dawn just sent me Twinkies in the mail!!!!!!!! This is war!

(Okay, she sent me a book, too.)

I can't believe how well we did this week! Especially with all of the vacations. Great job Ding Dongs!

bermudaonion said...

You're doing great! I have to tell you - your breakfast looks better to me than your hubby's.

Angie said...

Congratulations on your weight loss.

Ti said...

If you didn't provide the description of your husband's meal, I swear, I would not have been able to tell what the heck it was! Your breakfast looked fabulous...his.. interesting. LOL.

Way to go! Getting that bonus is going to be harder to get each week so I am re-checking my portion sizes to make sure they haven't gotten larger...as they sometimes do after a couple of weeks on a meal plan.

Anonymous said...

Hi. I am hoping that perhaps the Twinkies, Ding Dongs and/or Ho-Ho's would be willing to help me with my Game. I cannot determine how to factor my favorite breakfast, Kashi Waffles. One serving = 8g Protein, 33g Carb, and 3g Fat. Would you consider this a well-balanced Game meal, or do you think I should add something?
Thanks in advance for your support!
stef104@columbus.rr.com

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Julie P. said...

Anonymous,

Gosh I wish I could help you. I couldn't find any actual mention of grams in the book. My only question would be if it had enough protein. Maybe half an egg white with it?

Julie

Dawn - She is Too Fond of Books said...

I'm so glad you didn't post a pic of the lobster bisque! My mouth is watering, reading about your homemade mac & cheese.

I agree w/Kathy - your omelet is more appealing than your husband's chock-full-of-chocolate breakfast.

Well done, Julie ... we're still in The Game, though! GAME ON!

Meghan said...

Wow, you're doing great! I'm impressed.

(I agree with Kathy, your breakfast looks better to me too! But then I'm not big on dessert type food until lunch.)

I hope you continue to do so well!

A Reader said...

Keep up the good work! Congrats!

Beth F said...

Grrrrr. We will roll all over you this week!

I LOVE the Waffle Shoppe. Good job on choosing wisely -- not easy to do there. And who can resist the Creamery ice cream? It was your day off.

Anonymous said...

Hi - Stef here.
Thank you for the suggestion about the egg white. I will give that a shot.
Congratulations on your success with the Game!

Nicole said...

Your breakfast looks perfect. I think I would die of sugar shock if I tried to eat your hubby's breakfast. Congrats on your progress!

Jenners said...

You are doing amazing ... your whole team is actually. I guess that is why you are winning. I really admire your ability to plan and be good on vacation.